Thursday, April 4, 2013

Madrona Road Challenge

Our local MQG participated in the Madrona Road Challenge. I already had a fat 8ths bundle from Westwood Acres so I was able to pair that with the new fabric I received from the challenge. The specific challenge for our guild was triangles. We could make anything as long as it incorporated triangles. I've wanted to try this simple design for a while and decided this was a perfect project.


I did wavy lines for my quilting using my free motion foot. I've done something similar in the past, but using my walking foot. This went much faster and the results were almost identical.


While I think this fabric is really pretty, I didn't want to keep any for my stash. The blues are not the shade I usually use. There are only a few fabrics that I know I could use in future stash quilts. I just sewed all my scraps together with the leftover fat 8ths for the back and used a light grey for the background.

This was a fun project, but I'm not sure what to do with it now. It's a large baby quilt, but with the blue and yellow, it's pretty non-traditional. It's not a boy quilt, but it's not really a girl quilt as well. I might hold onto it for the perfect recipient. It's always nice to have a couple baby quilts on hand.

14 comments:

  1. It's lovely! I think it would make a gorgeous baby boy quilt! I really like the quilting too :) x

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  2. I love what you did with the triangles. My husband would have loved a quilt like this for one of our girls, they can get so overloaded with pink! Beautiful finish!

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  3. The quilt would work great for a baby boy or girl. No strict rules anymore on baby stuff, anything goes. I love the patch of fabric that is light blue with the spray of white flowers. I am going to go look for some of that. Great job, love it.

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  4. It turned out really beautifully, and I reckon it's a great modern boy quilt. Never too early to start bending the gender rules! x

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  5. Let me take it off your hands! I'd be glad to buy it :) Its gorgeous!!!

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  6. As a mum to both a girl and a boy I can tell you now that I would have been thrilled to receive this for either!

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  7. Loving the FMQ wavy texture! I'm halfway through long arming a Madrona Road top, and the husband of the couple that own the long arm really loved the line, which they were both surprised about, he being very traditional and in his 60s!

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  8. What more can I say but 'I LOVE IT'. The design, the colour, both sides being a quilt in their own right (I am not a person who likes boring backs and figure ALL quilts need to be turned over and utilised both sides), and the quilting. Just devine!!

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  9. Very pretty though and I adore your quilting! Have not tried that with a free motion foot.

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  10. Oh, I'm surprised you don't love it! I think it's lovely. I love this fabric line though - nice muted colours, lots of textures... Except the trucks... I don't get the trucks.
    As far a reciepient, I think it's be great for those people who chose not to find out gender til after birth. It's a lovely quilt for a boy or a girl, but I find once people know a gneder they go full on in one direction or another. But so many baby showers are held a month or so before briht, that you need a uni-sex gift every now and then. I'm sure it will find a home really soon.
    And can I say how much I love your quilt backs! They always have their own personality and I just think that's awesome :-)
    E xx

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  11. I love it. I like the colours. I like the design. I like the quilting. The half rectangle triangles are on my list, too. Maybe I pair them with my plans for one specific project. Hm...

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  12. It's funny you mention that the Madrona Road blue isn't the usual one that you choose - I noticed that, too. :) I also think it's funny that you posted a project which contains "half square rectangles." I recently made a top from equilateral triangles and had a bunch of half-triangles leftover (right triangles). I decided to use them on the back and just sewed up a bunch of half-square rectangles this weekend, still needing to decide on the layout. :) So it's nice to see your project! Personally I love Madrona Road - I have a FQ stack I'm almost afraid to use, I like it so much. Hahaha! I hope you find a good home for your quilt - it's beautiful!

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  13. I really don't like defining what society says you should like according to your gender so a neutral quilt like this is the perfect baby quilt for me.

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  14. I really like your wavy quilting! And I think that your quilt would be equally great for a boy or girl baby. :)

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